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Growing Food In The High Desert Country

Author : Julie Behrend Weinberg
ISBN : 9781611390551
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 77.11 MB
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“Growing Food in the High Desert County” is a comprehensive gardening book with emphasis on growing vegetables. The author seeks to help the high desert dweller cope with the problems of raising plants in a dry land. From practical experience, she learned that her familiar East coast gardening techniques were not suitable to the high country so she developed the special methods given in this book. In addition to vegetables, Ms. Weinberg discusses various aspects of fruit tree culture in the high desert and drought-tolerant perennials, shrubs and trees. A special chapter on common garden pests tells how to control them without the use of commercial pesticides. JULIE BEHREND WEINBERG studied organic horticulture and agriculture at Goddard College. She has written weekly garden columns for both the “Santa Fe Reporter” and “The Santa Fe New Mexican.”
Category: Gardening

Growing Food For A Growing World

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : IND:30000066342464
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 22.34 MB
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Category: Agriculture

Growing Food In The Southwest Mountains 3rd Edition

Author : Lisa Rayner
ISBN : 0971956502
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 73.73 MB
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This edition is out of print. However, a new and greatly expanded 4th edition is available. Whether you are a weekend gardener who has never heard of permaculture, or an avid gardener already familiar with the permaculture approach, this book will help you grow food under the most challenging of circumstances. Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains will teach you how to deal with dry weather, high winds, intense sunlight, cold nights, summer heat, insect pests, weeds and other challenges of the high-elevation Southwest.
Category: Gardening

Growing Food

Author : Tony Winch
ISBN : 1402066244
Genre : Science
File Size : 37.48 MB
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This handbook offers an ideal reference for individuals and organizations involved with the production of food, from both agriculture and horticulture. Designed to be accessible for those who normally speak or read English as their second language, it offers thorough explanations and numerous cross references to the terminology, acronyms and technologies used. The book answers basic questions about how food is produced from plants and aims to demystify the subject of growing food. The focus is firmly on the technical aspects of food crops, animal husbandry, agrochemicals and genetic engineering are only briefly mentioned.
Category: Science

The Edible Container Garden

Author : Michael Guerra
ISBN : 9780684854618
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 58.81 MB
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Explains how to grow everything from salad ingredients to the makings for side and main dishes in a wide variety of small containers, offering practical tips on how to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers in a limited space. Original.
Category: Gardening

Growing Beautiful Food

Author : Matthew Benson
ISBN : 9781623363567
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 84.33 MB
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With the paradigm shift toward local and homegrown food, gardeners and foodies have come to relish beautiful vegetable gardens and beautiful meals. Author Matthew Benson writes that beauty inspires behavior, and he believes that we can and will eat better, be healthier, and live more sustainably when we grow food that's visually enticing. Benson restored a time-worn gentleman's farm and operates a CSA on one small acre of the land, offering vegetables, orchard fruit, cut flowers, herbs, eggs, and honey from the property. His garden-to-table operation offers an edible feast of textures, colors, and aromas and has grown into a way to feed others, while pushing back against the industrial food system in a small but meaningful way. Growing Beautiful Food is both inspiration and instruction, with detailed growing advice for 50 remarkable crops, a memorable narrative, and evocative imagery. It's a photographic journey through four seasons in the garden, fueling the dream that you can connect to the land by growing your own food. Benson encourages us to start small like he did, celebrate every harvest, and understand that heartbreaking crop losses are simply part of the process. Whether gardeners, families, farmers, or chefs, readers will come to the table motivated by the flavor of homegrown, the message of self sufficiency, and the beautiful food that's as local as their backyards.
Category: Gardening

Growing Food In A Short Season

Author : Melanie J. Watts
ISBN : 1771620110
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 63.17 MB
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Those fortunate enough to live in northern climes celebrate the warm summers blessed with some of the longest days of anywhere on earth -- albeit for only a short season. This combination of a short temperate season and long hours of daylight presents a unique challenge for northern gardeners with hopes of harvesting before the autumn frosts arrive.Melanie J. Watts, long-time resident of the B.C. Peace Region and a Master Gardener, explains that with the right gardening practices the short northern summer can lead to an explosion of life, producing enough colour and food to see anyone through the dark days of winter. Providing helpful hints and wise gardening philosophy for a productive food garden, Watts begins at ground level with instruction on how to use compost and manure to create fertile soil that will lend its life to plants. A variety of seed options and planting methods are presented -- including start times and placement -- taking into account microclimates that occur in each garden as well as the benefits of companion planting. Additionally, plants that are easily grown in zones 2 and 3 are listed with concise how-to-grow information. Watts provides full chapters on garden maintenance and harvesting, as well as tips on cooking and preserving your bounty with great recipes that focus on eating seasonally. A gardening journey from the ground to the plate, Growing Food in a Short Season emphasizes success through working with nature and using sustainable, organic practices. Watts provides a valuable resource -- even for those gardeners who don’t have to endure the seven long winter months of the Canadian north.
Category: Gardening

Greenhouse Gardener S Companion

Author : Shane Smith
ISBN : 1555914500
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 61.28 MB
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This comprehensive book covers everything you need to know to establish a charming and productive greenhouse.
Category: Gardening

The Intelligent Gardener

Author : Steve Solomon
ISBN : 9780865717183
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 65.77 MB
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Presents advice on how to improve growing soil, discussing some of the current misconceptions about soil and providing the best methods for adding enhancements that will produce nutrient-dense foods.
Category: Gardening

The Kew Gardener S Guide To Growing Vegetables

Author : Helena Dove
ISBN : 9780711242784
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 78.96 MB
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The Kew Guide to Growing Vegetables looks at some of the most common vegetables grown, and also some more unusual edibles. It gives easy to follow instructions on how to be a successful vegetable gardener, plus 12 exciting projects to try throughout the year. From sowing, to planting young plants, to hardening off and harvesting, Helena Dove, Kew's Kitchen Gardener shows what can be achieved with a few packets of seed and some fertile ground.
Category: Gardening

Grow Food For Free

Author : Huw Richards
ISBN : 9780241449868
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 38.21 MB
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Huw Richards set himself a challenge - to be self-sufficient by growing his own fruit and veg for free for a year. He succeeded, and now wants to help you do the same. Can't afford a raised bed? Try repurposing an old wooden pallet. Don't want to spend money on buying plants? Look in the fridge and your kitchen cupboards for food that you can plant. Need a particular tool? Barter or borrow from a neighbour. Don't have a garden? See if someone in your area has an untended patch you can turn into a well-loved veg plot. Huw's Grow Food for Free has the inspiration and practical advice you need to start, grow, love, propagate and harvest your own fruit and veg organically and at zero-cost. This is real sustainability!
Category: Gardening

Growing Food In A Hotter Drier Land

Author : Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN : 9781603584548
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 40.31 MB
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How to harvest water and nutrients, select drought-tolerant plants, and create natural diversity Because climatic uncertainty has now become "the new normal," many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt their food production to become more resilient in the face of such "global weirding." This book draws upon the wisdom and technical knowledge from desert farming traditions all around the world to offer time-tried strategies for: Building greater moisture-holding capacity and nutrients in soils Protecting fields from damaging winds, drought, and floods Harvesting water from uplands to use in rain gardens and terraces filled with perennial crops Delecting fruits, nuts, succulents, and herbaceous perennials that are best suited to warmer, drier climates Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world's experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in the Gobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert, and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Painted deserts of North America, to learn firsthand their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and drought stress on orchards, fields, and dooryard gardens. This practical book also includes colorful "parables from the field" that exemplify how desert farmers think about increasing the carrying capacity and resilience of the lands and waters they steward. It is replete with detailed descriptions and diagrams of how to implement these desert-adapted practices in your own backyard, orchard, or farm. This unique book is useful not only for farmers and permaculturists in the arid reaches of the Southwest or other desert regions. Its techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and the U.S. Southwest and adjacent regions of Mexico.
Category: Gardening

The Farmers Market Book

Author : Jennifer Meta Robinson
ISBN : 9780253219169
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.61 MB
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Explores the voices and rhythms of this timeless phenomenon
Category: Business & Economics

Watch Me Grow

Author : Deborah Hodge
ISBN : 9781554536184
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 42.62 MB
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Examines gardens in the city and other places to grow food, herbs, and to raise animals.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

From The Garden

Author : Michael Dahl
ISBN : 9781474791229
Genre :
File Size : 74.66 MB
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Pea pods, cucumbers and strawberries provide plenty of opportunities for counting in the garden! Follow Dad, Grandma and other family members as they pick and count. Hidden numbers on every page give readers an opportunity to search and learn.

Farming The Woods

Author : Ken Mudge
ISBN : 9781603585071
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 37.78 MB
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Learn how to fill forests with food by viewing agriculture from a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other nontimber products. The practices of forestry and farming are often seen as mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are reserved primarily for timber and firewood harvesting. In Farming the Woods, authors Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel demonstrate that it doesn’t have to be an either-or scenario, but a complementary one; forest farms can be most productive in places where the plow is not: on steep slopes and in shallow soils. Forest farming is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead, especially as the need for unique value-added products and supplemental income becomes increasingly important for farmers. Many of the daily indulgences we take for granted, such as coffee, chocolate, and many tropical fruits, all originate in forest ecosystems. But few know that such abundance is also available in the cool temperate forests of North America. Farming the Woods covers in detail how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value nontimber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamentals, and more. Along with profiles of forest farmers from around the country, readers are also provided comprehensive information on: • historical perspectives of forest farming; • mimicking the forest in a changing climate; • cultivation of medicinal crops; • cultivation of food crops; • creating a forest nursery; • harvesting and utilizing wood products; • the role of animals in the forest farm; and, • how to design your forest farm and manage it once it’s established. Farming the Woods is an essential book for farmers and gardeners who have access to an established woodland, are looking for productive ways to manage it, and are interested in incorporating aspects of agroforestry, permaculture, forest gardening, and sustainable woodlot management into the concept of a whole-farm organism.
Category: Gardening